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Search: Posts Made By: alaric
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd January 2020, 20:53
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By alaric
Very moving to see and hear Michael Palin, almost...

Very moving to see and hear Michael Palin, almost in tears speaking of his friend on TV news this evening.
RIP you really naughty boy.
Forum: The Engine Room 6th January 2020, 10:53
Replies: 76
Views: 6,315
Posted By alaric
Gardners

A wonderful craftsman built engine that will last indefinitely given a little love and care. As Sternchallis says, still in daily use running travelling fairs.
There were as near 'Africa Proof' as...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd January 2020, 21:02
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By alaric
Jim Peters

Jim Peters
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th December 2019, 12:32
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By alaric
Was lucky to see him play at the Bowlyn Ground on...

Was lucky to see him play at the Bowlyn Ground on a few Saturday afternoons when in the Royal Docks.
A clerk in SSA dock office had a supply of tickets for little over face value. Can't remember the...
Forum: Tugs 11th December 2019, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 1,620
Posted By alaric
Thanks. Looks different with black hull. All...

Thanks. Looks different with black hull.
All white in my time.
Forum: Tugs 4th December 2019, 21:23
Replies: 48
Views: 5,565
Posted By alaric
How can I buy a copy of the book? I can find no...

How can I buy a copy of the book?
I can find no information on the WSS website
Forum: The Engine Room 15th October 2019, 22:48
Replies: 39
Views: 6,165
Posted By alaric
#38...

#38 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=38)
No need to apologise Keith, with the title I gave this thread I didn't expect all replies to be confined exclusively to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th August 2019, 22:17
Replies: 27
Views: 3,343
Posted By alaric
Although I have not had any further response to...

Although I have not had any further response to my idea of rotating the rotor with exhaust gas, see #26 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=26) I keep an eye open...
Forum: Tugs 10th August 2019, 12:20
Replies: 48
Views: 5,565
Posted By alaric
We have debated what the initials T I D stand...

We have debated what the initials T I D stand for.
Now what about Y T L?
Being American, could it possibly be Years Too Late??
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 22:12
Replies: 48
Views: 5,565
Posted By alaric
Thanks Bill, I was hoping that your research had...

Thanks Bill, I was hoping that your research had finally pinned it down but it seems it remains a matter of opinion.
I favour Tug Inshore Duty, but it is just an opinion.
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 12:38
Replies: 48
Views: 5,565
Posted By alaric
Looking forward to reading your book Bill. Do you...

Looking forward to reading your book Bill. Do you have a definitive definition of TID?
Would like to know what happened to the African TIDs, east and west after 1973.
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 12:07
Replies: 48
Views: 5,565
Posted By alaric
Thanks, it is me, Dick Goodey you are quoting.

Thanks, it is me, Dick Goodey you are quoting.
Forum: Tugs 29th July 2019, 10:22
Replies: 48
Views: 5,565
Posted By alaric
Does anyone have information on the TID tugs...

Does anyone have information on the TID tugs built by Malta Dockyard in the late 1960s?
Same hull design but powered by a Kelvin diesel and a modern funnel.
3 were delivered to East African...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 21st July 2019, 09:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By alaric
Being an amature boatbuilder myself I would...

Being an amature boatbuilder myself I would really like to find out more Jonathan.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 14th July 2019, 21:22
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By alaric
Was it NZSC's SS Ruahine?

Was it NZSC's SS Ruahine?
Forum: Ship Research 10th July 2019, 00:33
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By alaric
Thanks Gleniffer, understood. Pity your engine is...

Thanks Gleniffer, understood. Pity your engine is not one of the DMs.
I believe the engine was popular at the time, the chance of these two engines being built within a month of each other is high....
Forum: Ship Research 9th July 2019, 20:48
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By alaric
9 away? Are you referring to serial numbers...

9 away? Are you referring to serial numbers Gleniffer? How do you know DMs engine serials?
Forum: Ship Research 9th July 2019, 10:38
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By alaric
Wonderful Barrie. While you were learning your...

Wonderful Barrie.
While you were learning your trade in Jason, I was doing the same thing in Persic....
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 11:12
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By alaric
DMs war, part 2. Written in 1945

DMs war, part 2. Written in 1945
Forum: Ship Research 8th July 2019, 11:09
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By alaric
Much more than once Barrie. It seems that...

Much more than once Barrie. It seems that Liverpool became DMs home port for most of the war years when London was closed to large ships.
Attached is the DM chapter of SS&As 'The Flag of the...
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 10:50
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By alaric
The colour photo was taken in Seattle Barrie, not...

The colour photo was taken in Seattle Barrie, not Liverpool. Did DM ever visit Liverpool in normal SS&A service? Would have been there during WW2 no doubt.
Persic, my first SS&A steamer of fond...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th July 2019, 23:50
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By alaric
The speed runs would normally be made at slack...

The speed runs would normally be made at slack water either side of high or low tide to eliminate tidal effects.
Pat's ship either lost power or had excessive helm on the return run!!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th July 2019, 21:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By alaric
Not just Clyde and Belfast built ships ran their...

Not just Clyde and Belfast built ships ran their trials here. Northern Star, built by Vickers at Newcastle did her tials in the Clyde. I suspect many Vickers ships built in Barrow also did their...
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2019, 17:21
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By alaric
Come the day that 'might' turns to a 'maybe' it...

Come the day that 'might' turns to a 'maybe' it will be too late for both of us!
But good to be on your list Stephen.
Northern Star's boats had Lister engines as did most of SSAs fleet.
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2019, 13:08
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By alaric
If you ever think those volumes need to go to a...

If you ever think those volumes need to go to a new home Stephen, let me know.
I was on the Northern Star for her first four voyages only so didn't see her two boats go.
Not unusual for SSA. I was...
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